51% is an insane increase.
Many of us pointed out that the toll on mental health was far worse than any potential effects Covid-19 could have had. Our country is now in the midst of a real health crisis—a mental health pandemic.
Concerned parents everywhere have submitted reports on the dangerous effects these lockdowns have had on their children.
The changes people have noticed in their teenage children are alarming to say the least.
Still, Liberal and Democrat authoritarians seem to have the biggest problem acknowledging this, even though the horrible effects can be seen by all.
Now even the CDC itself is reporting this dramatic increase in suicide attempts.
Where was this information months ago when we were all saying this? To me, the detrimental effects were plain for everyone to see—it didn’t require a P.H.D in medical science.
This is what The CDC found:
Emergency room visits following suspected suicide attempts by teenage girls spiked in the first months of 2021, compared with rates in 2019, the CDC reported.
From The New York Times. https://t.co/8DZrVk263V
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) June 12, 2021
Every life counts yet where is your report on the CDC’s own finding of huge rise in attempted suicide visits to ER huge during school closures/hybrid this past winter? You’ve also made no mention that the WHO doesn’t even recommend the vax in kids under 18 at this moment. 🤯
— SDC (@SabrinaJoyDC) June 22, 2021
The Wall Street Journal had more on the story:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report last week warning that adolescent hospitalizations due to Covid-19 were on the rise. The media picked up the message and ran with it. But it isn’t true. The CDC misrepresented the data and played down a more important finding that provides further evidence that pandemic-control measures are likely having a serious adverse impact on young people’s mental health.
The CDC truncated its analysis at the precise date—April 24—that would cast an increase in teen hospitalization in the worst possible light. The 10% rise in early March that attracted so many headlines was similar to rises in other age groups and had declined sharply by late April.
Adolescent hospitalizations for Covid-19 were back down to 0.6 per 100,000 by late May, before the CDC report was published, and well below the rate of 2.6 for the adult U.S. population. Moreover, Covid cases among children in 2021 have now fallen by 84% and hospitalizations are down by 69% since January, thanks largely to adult vaccination.
But while the CDC oversold the teen Covid narrative, it failed to emphasize the most troubling aspect of its study: 20% of teen hospitalizations in the study between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021, were for psychiatric emergencies, not Covid.
Although pandemic-related closures have made it difficult to study the mental health of children during the past year, the available data point to a crisis. Lockdowns and school closures have led to greater incidences of obesity and eating disorders, according to experts at the Stanford Children’s Health network. Since the start of the pandemic, overall health-care utilization rates have been low and many “elective” visits, including mental-health services, were unavailable.This exacerbated what the CDC has identified as a pre-existing mental-health treatment gap for children in the U.S.
The CDC found that teen girl emergency department visits for attempted suicide went way up last year.
But this is only one part of a mental health crisis affecting young people of all genders. https://t.co/soAQKDKtan?
— Shefali Luthra (@shefalil) June 15, 2021
Regarding interpreting the CDC’s data; if attempted suicides among girls 12-18 went up 51% just imagine the amount of overall depression increase that didn’t result in attempted suicide. 51% is the tip of the iceberg. Extended lockdowns were cruel and wrong.
— jim iuorio (@jimiuorio) June 12, 2021
NOQ Report featured a tragic story about the effect lockdowns had on one family’s daughter:
Beth Palmer was 17 and dreaming of becoming a singer in March 2020 when the United Kingdom went into lockdown because of COVID-19. One month later, she was dead.
“She was a wonderful, wonderful daughter. She was just funny, she lit up the room,” said Mike Palmer, Beth’s father. “She was so affectionate and loving as well. She basically had the world at her feet. She had everything, everything to live for.”
Palmer didn’t die of COVID-19. She took her own life.
An aspiring singer and vocal student at the Access Creative College in Manchester, Palmer crumbled in isolation. Her family states that she had previously shown no signs of struggling with her mental health. However, she claimed the mandated stay-at-home order felt like centuries.
“She couldn’t finish college, she couldn’t go out and see her friends. She felt as though this three-month lockdown was to her 300 years,” her father said in a video that went viral last year.